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Aug 15, 2012
Thanks for all the comments. I have not really decided anything yet. I have an ANTEC MATX case with a LGA 775 motherboard DG35EC and a E7200 CPU and I might just upgrade it with an H77 ASROCK Motherboard that was selling for about $70.00. This was a good MB in its day but the video was nowhere near as good as the Intel HD 3000 integrated video on the 2500k.

I would really like to see some Ivy i3 CPUs start to be released soon. I dont know it that would be worth it or not.
Your current HTPC has a PCI Express x16 slot and the E7200 is a really nice CPU. Why not just add a discrete GPU -- something like a GT430 or HD6670?